Chinese imperial seal sold for record $22m at auction



    Chinese imperial seal sold for record $22m at auction

    Dec.15, Beijing: An 18th Century Chinese imperial seal has been sold for a record €21m (£18m, $22m) - more than 20 times its estimated price.

    The sale, to an unnamed Chinese collector, took place in Paris on Wednesday after a heated bidding war, Drouot auction house said.

    The palm-sized seal is made of red and white steatite, a type of mineral rock.

    It was one of hundreds owned by Emperor Qianlong, one of the longest serving Chinese emperors.

    The previous record set for an auctioned seal was €14m in 2011.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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